You may have chosen to use Blabberize to create talking characters for your video. If you are under 13 you cannot sign up without permission, however you can use the account that has been created for your class by your ICT teacher.

Choose Make and browse your computer for the picture you want to use.
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Select Add A Mouth by clicking on the icon.




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Drag the mouth to the position you want it in and adjust it so it fits where the mouth will be on your picture.

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You can also create mouths on other parts of the picture that will move in time to any voice you apply.

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Click on the Next Icon.


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When you click on record you will be asked to Allow blabberize to connect to your microphone. Allow it.
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You can play your recording to see if it is what you want.

Tip: The louder you speak the more the mouth will move. We will not be using the actual recording in the video, only the talking avatar so it doesn't matter if there is a lot of background noise.

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The next step is to save your work.

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Once it is saved you will need to download a copy of your video.
Click on I want this on video!

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Next click on Yes, convert now!
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You will have to wait a few minutes for it to finish converting, afterwhich you will click on Click here to download.
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Once it has downloaded right click (or control click) on it and select Show in Finder.
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Drag the file from the finder to the desktop.
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Sometimes the file name will contain characters that affect your file negatively. If this happens to you, click-wait-click on the file name and remove them
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Accept the change in the extension to .mpg
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This will allow you to view and use your video.
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Converting the file to MP4 for iMovie


Open HandBrake and choose the video by clicking on Source.
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Browse your MPG File.
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Select a Destination to save it to.
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Click Start.

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HandBrake will show you this message when your file is converted.
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You can now import the video to iMovie for editing.